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California Vegetables
California Vegetables
Annual and perennial plants grown as vegetables, for California gardens.
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California Flowering Perennials
California Flowering Perennials
Flowering plants that live for two or more years and are grown primarily for blooms and beauty, for California gardens.
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California Fruit Trees, Citrus
California Fruit Trees, Citrus
Trees and shrubs in the genus Citrus and closely related genera that produce edible fruit, for California gardens.
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California Herbs and Spices
California Herbs and Spices
Edible or useful annual and perennial plants, for California gardens. Plants are generally considered "herbs" when the leaves or green parts are used for flavoring or other purposes. "Spices" are derived from other parts of plants, such as seeds, fruits, roots, and bark.
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Summer Watering in Coastal Mediterranean Climates
Summer Watering in Coastal Mediterranean Climates

Careful attention to proper watering is important during the heat of summer in Southern California’s areas of coastal influence and other similar coastal Mediterranean climates; most vegetables, especially those in containers, need close attention and more-frequent watering. Here are eight tips for watering your garden in August: Monitor vegetable plants daily during heat waves to […]

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Summer Watering in Inland Mediterranean Climates
Summer Watering in Inland Mediterranean Climates

Careful attention to watering is critical during the high heat of summer in California’s warm inland areas and other similar Mediterranean climates; most vegetables, especially those in containers, need close attention and more-frequent watering. Here are seven tips for watering your garden in August: Monitor vegetable plants once or twice daily during heat waves to […]

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Extend Your Harvest of Warm Season Vegetable Plants
Extend Your Harvest of Warm Season Vegetable Plants

At GardenZeus, we consider Indian Summer in August, September, and often well into October to be the equivalent of winter for gardens in hot inland Southern California areas. This is the most difficult time of year for vegetable plants. Most are stressed and at times barely getting by in heat, especially if still producing fruits […]

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2 Tasks You Can Do In August for Fall Planting
2 Tasks You Can Do In August for Fall Planting

Gardeners who live in mild winter areas should consider planting fall vegetables for a later autumn harvest. Here are two tasks you can do in August: Start seeds indoors of vegetables and herbs with slow germination and/or long seedling periods such as bulb onions, parsley, and tomatoes. Plan fall vegetable-and-herb plantings in well-drained, reasonably fertile, […]

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Down and Dirty 16: Remove Chlorine When Watering Organic Gardens (Chlorinated Water, Part 2 of 3)
Down and Dirty 16: Remove Chlorine When Watering Organic Gardens (Chlorinated Water, Part 2 of 3)

Down and Dirty Southern California Gardening A weekly GardenZeus article series to help gardeners succeed in Southern California’s unique climates and growing conditions. Post 16: Remove Chlorine When Watering Organic Gardens (Chlorinated Water, Part 2 of 3) Is it worth the effort to remove chlorine from municipal water when watering your garden? If you’re gardening […]

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